Misappropriation Of Trade Secrets In Germany – The Recent Supreme Court Decision

Author:Dr. Anette Gaertner , LL.M.
Profession:Reed Smith (Worldwide)

Germany is a leading jurisdiction for patent litigation, yet it is still not popular for those bringing trade secrets disputes. Frankfurt partner Dr Anette Gärtner has published a case comment, "German Federal Supreme Court: Hohlfasermembranspinnanlage II — Enforcement of Claims for Misuse of Trade Secrets", looking at the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the misappropriation of trade secrets.

The case comment discusses the underlying issues surrounding bringing know-how litigation in Germany, analyses the guidance from the Supreme Court, which restated the applicable standards, and...

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